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Salesforce Launches $50M Impact Investment Fund to Catalyze Positive Social Change
Salesforce Launches $50M Impact Investment Fund to Catalyze Positive Social Change

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Salesforce Ventures, the corporate investment arm of Salesforce, a global leader in customer relationship management (CRM), has launched a $50 million impact investment fund to accelerate the growth of companies using Salesforce technology to address challenges across workforce development, equality, sustainability and the social sector.

Disruptive Suppliers Giving Big Business Boost Towards Achieving Sustainability Goals
Disruptive Suppliers Giving Big Business Boost Towards Achieving Sustainability Goals

COLLABORATION - Isle of Wight-based ethical apparel startup Rapanui has come a long way since its conception in 2009, when brothers Rob and Mart Drake-Knight launched with a mere £200. Now, with almost a decade of experience under its belt, Rapanui is helping other UK businesses achieve their sustainability goals.

Novozymes Invites Collaboration on Global Challenges
Novozymes Invites Collaboration on Global Challenges

PRESS RELEASE - Complex problems require advanced solutions and new ways of finding them. This is the thinking behind Novozymes’ new open innovation initiative, HelloScience, which aims to foster collaboration across borders, expertise and technologies on serious global challenges such as those addressed in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Singularity University Accelerator Aims to Set Impact Entrepreneurs Up for Long-Term Success
Singularity University Accelerator Aims to Set Impact Entrepreneurs Up for Long-Term Success

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - With the backing of a group of impact investors, Singularity University, a global community with a mission to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address the world’s most pressing challenges, has launched SU Ventures, a program designed to address the more long-term needs of impact-focused startups.

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PepsiCo Recycling Increases Sustainability Funding To Colleges And Universities
PepsiCo Recycling Increases Sustainability Funding To Colleges And Universities

PRESS RELEASE - PepsiCo Recycling is expanding its second year of the Zero Impact Fund, which offers eligible* colleges and universities an opportunity to bring campus eco-innovations to life. Through the Zero Impact Fund, schools can submit ideas to accomplish their environmental goals, with winning applications receiving up to $10,000 each from PepsiCo Recycling. In its first year, the Zero Impact Fund received applications from more than 40 different campuses and awarded grants to eight schools.

TechForGood: The Israeli Incubator Helping Investors ‘Get’ Social-Tech Startups
TechForGood: The Israeli Incubator Helping Investors ‘Get’ Social-Tech Startups

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It’s easy to see why Israel refers to itself as the “startup nation.” With a population of just 8.4 million people, the success of its small-to-scale business landscape is widely acknowledged as something of a miracle, home to more startups than any other country in the world. Today, Israel has more Nasdaq-listed companies than any country outside the US and China. It also has more venture capital per capita. In 2016, Israeli startups raised a record $4.8 billion in venture funding, and saw exits worth $9.2 billion. If you want help in starting a business – especially if it’s tech-based – heading to Israel is a safe bet right now.

Nestlé to help 10 million young people access economic opportunities
Nestlé to help 10 million young people access economic opportunities

PRESS RELEASE - Nestlé has today announced a new ambition for its global youth initiative: Nestlé needs YOUth. By 2030, Nestlé will help 10 million young people around the world have access to economic opportunities. The global initiative brings together all of the efforts to support young people around the world that Nestlé undertakes on its own and with others, including the Alliance for YOUth. In addition to employability, the initiative now also focuses on the next generation of farmers and entrepreneurs across Nestlé’s value chain. It also seeks to encourage innovation, including through a challenge on the [email protected]é open innovation platform.

Back to the Roots, Fall Out Boy Team Up to Accelerate 'Undo Food' Movement
Back to the Roots, Fall Out Boy Team Up to Accelerate 'Undo Food' Movement

COLLABORATION - Since 2009, Oakland, California startup Back to the Roots has been on a mission to "Undo Food" by reconnecting consumers (and kids) with what’s on their plates, and driving the food industry towards greater transparency and integrity.

Trending: Twinkie Vodka, Package-Free Supermarket Driving Food Industry Closer to Zero Waste
Trending: Twinkie Vodka, Package-Free Supermarket Driving Food Industry Closer to Zero Waste

WASTE NOT - One-third of the world’s food — approximately 1.3 billion tons — is lost or wasted, a fact that is spurring startups to seek out new solutions to keep food out of landfills and stopping waste at the source. California-based distillery Misadventure & Co. is working to drive down food waste in a completely unexpected way — by transforming discarded Twinkies and other dump-destined baked goods into vodka.

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Circular Homeware Startup to Disrupt Global Furniture Industry with Landfill-to-Lifestyle Model
Circular Homeware Startup to Disrupt Global Furniture Industry with Landfill-to-Lifestyle Model

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A pioneering new sustainable homeware and accessories brand has emerged on the market and is ready to radically transform the way furniture is made forever. Materials sourcing is where digital furniture startup Pentatonic sets itself apart from its industry counterparts, with its line of contemporary designer homeware fabricated entirely from post-consumer waste.

Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Reveals Five Finalists Vying for €500K
Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Reveals Five Finalists Vying for €500K

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, one of the largest sustainable enterprise competitions in the world, has announced the five startups still in the running for a cash prize of €500,000. Finalists include innovators from France, Rwanda, the Netherlands and Denmark.

Trending: The Future of Sustainable Food Is the Stuff of Science Fiction
Trending: The Future of Sustainable Food Is the Stuff of Science Fiction

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Organic agriculture is likely one of the first things that come to mind when considering a sustainable food future, but emerging news would suggest that it is the laboratory — not the fields — where the sustainable food revolution is taking form.

Older Adults' Participation Stands to Strengthen Cities’ Innovation Districts
Older Adults' Participation Stands to Strengthen Cities’ Innovation Districts

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - While millennials have largely been the focus of city leaders’ efforts to attract new talent and residential growth, a new Brookings study finds that innovation districts — areas which are highly walkable and transit-oriented, rich with amenities and employment opportunities — would also benefit from attracting and serving adults 50 years of age and up, who can fill gaps in the innovation ecosystem, including age diversity, professional expertise and

Trending: Stinky Waste Products Become Solutions for Pressing Environmental Problems
Trending: Stinky Waste Products Become Solutions for Pressing Environmental Problems

WASTE NOT - What do sulfur and urine have in common? Scientists and designers have uncovered new ways to transform the two smelly substances into smart solutions to tackle pressing environmental problems.

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Trending: Circular Solutions for Agricultural, Seafood Waste Unlock New Economic Opportunities
Trending: Circular Solutions for Agricultural, Seafood Waste Unlock New Economic Opportunities

WASTE NOT - Circular solutions for food waste are popping up almost daily, but agricultural and seafood waste are commonly overlooked, despite the value that can be derived from these biomaterials. Recognizing the opportunities these waste streams present for both economic and environmental ends, organizations across the globe have unveiled new products and procedures that could help set new industry precedents.

Trending: Emerging Tech Poised to Slash Food Waste Across the Value Chain
Trending: Emerging Tech Poised to Slash Food Waste Across the Value Chain

WASTE NOT - Efforts to eliminate the global food waste problem continue to gain momentum, giving rise to two new technologies that aim to curb the issue at each step along the value chain.

Creating the Win-Win: How Startups, NGOs and Global Brands Are Planting Seeds for 'The Good Economy'
Creating the Win-Win: How Startups, NGOs and Global Brands Are Planting Seeds for 'The Good Economy'

THE NEXT ECONOMY - It was standing room only on Tuesday at Buenos Aires’ MALBA modern art museum, for the second of two ‘InFocus’ events this year by the Sustainable Brands Buenos Aires team. Last month’s event at MALBA presented “Good to the Core” as a collective construction that can be achieved when all of society’s stakeholders work together to achieve it.

5 Climate Change Solutions Advance to Biomimicry Accelerator
5 Climate Change Solutions Advance to Biomimicry Accelerator

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Nature-inspired solutions designed to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems continue to gain steam as five teams of entrepreneurs from around the world vie for the top prize at the 2017 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

Amway Charity Foundation Showcases “Mompreneur” Program at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia
Amway Charity Foundation Showcases “Mompreneur” Program at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia

PRESS RELEASE - Russia’s Amway Charity Foundation recently presented the results of its highly popular “Mompreneur” program at the prestigious 2017 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Over the past two decades, the Forum has transformed into a leading global platform used by business leaders to discuss key economic challenges faced by Russia, emerging markets, and the world. The theme of the 2017 forum was women’s entrepreneurship. Participants gave insights and solutions for a variety of issues, such as economic rights and opportunities for women, as well showcased best practices aimed to support women’s economic rights and opportunities.

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IKEA Bootcamp Giving US Startups 'Head Start' Into Incubator Program
IKEA Bootcamp Giving US Startups 'Head Start' Into Incubator Program

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Late last month, IKEA and entrepreneurial cooperative Rainmaking announced the launch of a new startup accelerator, IKEA Bootcamp, which will run from September 18 until December 8, 2017. The program will see startups create solutions for three challenges outlined by IKEA: creating products that are affordable, accessible and have positive impact on both people and planet.

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